I really like to work with my supervisor and with my research group. It is an incredible mix of smart people with different backgrounds, at different levels of study (from bachelor's to postdoc) and working on different topics. By interacting with them I've got a lot of useful feedback about my work, I could in turn give my comments to other people's work and I got a lot of useful ideas, which led me to a quick progress with my research. I also like the fact that in the PhD program at Skoltech a lot of emphasis is put on research, keeping the number of exams and the teaching requirements at a minimum. Last but not least, while studying at Skoltech I had the opportunity to travel to several conferences and schools, where I could learn a lot and I could expand my network.